por·​tion·​less ˈpȯr-shən-ləs How to pronounce portionless (audio)
: having no portion
especially : having no dowry or inheritance

Word History


portion entry 1 + -less

First Known Use

1694, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of portionless was in 1694

Dictionary Entries Near portionless

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“Portionless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/portionless. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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